Nick Scheel

Position title: Grad Student

Pronouns: he/him


I am investigating the role of lake microbes in the Mercury cycle, specifically how they convert elemental mercury to its organic form, methylmercury (MeHg). MeHg is bioaccumulative and toxic to humans, ingested through eating contaminated fish, which sadly has caused mass deaths in communities that rely on fish to survive. The heart of my research is how the geochemical environment of lakes influences the activity of methylators. My hobbies include running, playing instruments, kayaking, and skiing